Namaste

Here's a brief answer to a question about the meaning of the Hindu greeting, "Namaste." Gurudeva says it means many things, including, "I bow to you." It is recognizing the divine in the other person.

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An e-mail question from AOL.com, wondering what is the meaning of Namaste.

It means hell-o, it means good-bye, it means I worship the God in you, I bow to you. It's recognizing the spirit the divine in another person. We by-pass the intellect of the individual and how he looks physically when we say Namaste, we contact the God within the individual.

Photo of  Gurudeva
The intellect in its capacity to contain truth is a very limited tool, while faith is a very broad, accommodating and embracing faculty. The mystery of life and beyond life, of Siva, is really better understood through faith than through intellectual reasoning.
—Gurudeva